Port Maria, Jamaica

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A world away from the bustling crowd. With its colorful land, communities, and people, Jamaica is a tropical island retreat sure to capture your imagination. Experience a unique culture, new foods, marvelous sights, and incredible experiences you could never have at home, just 600 miles south of Miami.

Jamaica offers beautiful aquamarine waters excellent for swimming and snorkeling, as well as a multitude of other adventures. Try the exotic flavors of local cuisine—goat curry, fried dumplings, jerk chicken, and salt fish are favorites of locals and visitors alike.

English is the language, so getting around is “no problem.” It’s a phrase you will hear often, and it means just that; so relax, chill out, slow down, and everything will happen in good time.

For shopping and entertainment, the tourist center of Ocho Rios is only 30 minutes away. Other nearby attractions include the Dunn River Falls, Sun Valley Plantation, Reggae Beach, Boston Bay, Rafting on the Rio Grande, and Fort Haldane.

Experience the history of the area: Ian Fleming wrote his 007 books here in Jamaica. Explore Ian Fleming's Jamaica, the Birthplace of 007 in the book Goldeneye, by author Matthew Parker. (Learn more.) See what mid-century Jamaica was like, a time and place that set the scene for the making of James Bond.

Casa Maria Hotel

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Escape from the ordinary high rise hotel. Get close to nature and enjoy the refreshing caress of the Caribbean breeze. Escape from fast food and bland fare and enjoy locally prepared Jamaican cuisine. Retreat from the hustle of the “Tourist Center” and meet the ordinary Jamaican. Enjoy a small historic, newly renovated, boutique inn reflecting the simple charms of a Jamaica of long ago. Snorkel nearby in the clear waters along one of the best reefs in Jamaica. There are many scenic sights within walking distance of the hotel and opportunities to meet the locals. Sean Connery enjoyed drinking and dining at Casa Maria, as did Katherine Hepburn, Erroll Flyn, Jane Russell, Noel Coward, Gregory Peck, Vivian Leigh, and many other stars of the 50’s. Ocho Rios is only a 30 minute taxi ride away.

WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT: It is designed to let you get to know Jamaica and enjoy a unique small group atmosphere while spending a week interacting with each other and the faculty. You will enjoy new and unusual foods and meet genuine Jamaicans. This program is planned to let you experience new things in life.

HOTEL FEE INCLUDES: Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (80 miles), from Montego Bay (Saturday to Saturday only); seven nights stay at Casa Maria Hotel; all meals at the hotel, coffee, tea and tap water (soft drinks and alcoholic beverages not included); Government Room and Food Tax; wireless internet access; rafting on the Rio Grande River; a day of Ocho Rios shopping; beach access; climbing Dunn’s River Falls; and Banana Plantation/Botanical Garden tour.

What a recent attendee has to say:

"I recently had the opportunity to do an emergency medicine updates course through NWS at Casa Maria Hotel in Jamaica! It was one of the best conference experiences I've had. This is a quaint charming historic 24 room hotel on the coast in Jamaica between Ocho Rios and Port Maria. This hotel was a hang out for the stars in the 1960s - Sean Connery, Vivien Leigh, Ian Fleming (the creator of James Bond), etc. In the early 1980s it was purchased by an American nurse anesthetist. He and his Jamaican wife who is a fashion designer have completely renovated and restored the historic landmark. If you are ready to go with the flow and relax with a unique Jamaica cultural experience, you’ll love Casa Maria. Paul and Cooleen treat you like you’re a honored guest in their home. The food is made from scratch incorporating many local ingredients such as ackee, callaloo, scotch bonnet pepper , plantain, mango, guava, pineapple, coconut, breadfruit, goat, etc. Much of this comes from their own gardens on the property. The remoteness of the location ensures a peaceful relaxing experience. Additionally excursions can be arranged with Trevor for Dunn’s river falls, blue hole, shopping, sun plantation, blue bamboo beach, snorkeling, cliff jumping, climbing, swimming etc. I suggest you bring more cash than usual for tips and meals off property since there is no atm on sight. This location has a 15-20 people conference room and a 100 people conference room so it’s great fun for mixing business and pleasure. Don’t miss the best pizza on the island here!! Also great ice cream!" - CM

Email us at info@northwestseminars.com or call us (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise.

Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidenced based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines vital to the practicing professional. 

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards.

Topics in Emergency Medicine
Port Maria, Jamaica
February 25 - March 2, 2018

Sunday, February 25

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome

NWS Staff

 
  0730 Branding
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Litigation Stress
  1015 Violence in the Medical Setting
  1115 Crisis Communications
  1215 Generations at Work
  1315 Lunch
  1415 ENT Tricks of the Trade
  1515 Negotiations
  1615 Adjourn
  1800 Cocktail Party
 

Monday, February 26

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Combative, Agitated Patient
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Productivity in the ED
  1015 Adjourn
  1030 Ocho Rios Tour - Shopping, Sightseeing, Dunns River*
  1930 Dinner
 

Tuesday, February 27

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Medical Errors / Patient Safety
  0830 Breakfast
  0930 Risk Management: Top Practical Strategies
  1030 Adjourn
  1045 Sun Valley Tour*
  1900 Dinner
 

Wednesday, February 28

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Core Code and Team Behaviors
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 Effective Communication and Conflict Management Skills
  1015 Intimate Partner Violence
  1115 Disruptive Clinicians
  1215 Adjourn - Lunch - Afternoon Open
  1900 Dinner
 

Thursday, March 1

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Back Pain: Special Cases
  0830 Adjourn - Breakfast
  0915 Port Antonio, Boston Bay, and Rafting on the Rio Grande*
  1900 Dinner
 

Friday, March 2

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Bringing Your Soul To Work
  0830 Breakfast
  0920 Peripheral Weakness: Systematic Workup
  1020 Evaluation and Special Cases in Pulmonary Embolism
  1120 Developing a Healthy Professional Environment
  1220 Adjourn    
 

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

1 Pharmacology Hour†

  1230 Lunch - Afternoon Open
  1900 Farewell Dinner

Saturday, March 3 - Departure as scheduled

(Do not schedule an early flight as you have to depart the hotel four hours prior to flight)
*Tours subject to change due to local conditions.

FACULTY

Tracy G. Sanson MD, FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida, UCF, College of Medicine
Educator, Coach, Co-Founder Mind Associates USA, LLC
Lutz, Florida

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034765; Expiration Date 3/2/18.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas and Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 December 27, 2017 to January 26, 2018. No refund after January 26, 2018; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS!

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

We have a block of rooms for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, rooms are based upon availability only and may be at a higher rate. Rooms are available only through us 1 (800) 222-6927.

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.